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Statistics showing the percentage of people with different work schedules. Fifty-six point six percent work full time; twelve point six percent work part-time; four point six percent are self-employed; nine point nine percent are full-time students; and two percent are retired.
Who takes online courses? Seventy-eight percent female; twenty percent male; two percent other. Thirty-three percent live with children.
Why our students choose to learn online vs. on campus. Reasons include the following (from biggest to smallest): work schedule; family responsibilities; preference for online learning environment; distance to campus; and health reasons.
Why online students chose Queen's. Reasons include (from biggest to smallest): Queen's quality reputation; course and program availability; flexibility and course format; employer pays to further education; Canadian and local institution.
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different educational backgrounds. Forty-eight percent have a college diploma or trade, technical, vocational training; twenty-one percent have some college credit with no degree; eleven percent have a Bachelor's Degree; ten percent have high school or equivalent; six percent have a Master's Degree; three percent have a Professional Degree; one percent have some high school with no diploma and less than one percent have a Doctorate Degree or no schooling.
Why Arts and Science Online students are continuing their education. Twenty-six percent are finishing or updrading their degrees; seventeen percent are taking courses out of interest; eighteen percent are advancing their current job; thirty-six percent are supporting a career change; and two percent are completing their pre-requisites.
Chart of Queen's Arts and Science Online student ages. The average age for Arts and Science Online students is thirty-three years old.

Read About Our Students

Carrie Dean

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

It helps to be organized and self-disciplined. When I tell people that I'm doing an online course, the comment that I consistently hear is "You must be very...
Online student with puppy

Robin McKenzie Haines

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

I am wanting to be involved with the Metis Nation in sustainable development.

Balamane Saad

Courses taken: PHAR 100, PHGY 170, PHAR 270, BCHM 270, MICR 270

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

I want to apply to MD/PhD program here at Queen's university after I finish my 90 credits. 
Nur Kanaan

Nur Kanaan

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Reach out and make your presence known. The more interaction you make, the more you will make the online experience feel like a classroom, and the more...
Annic Lavertu Queen's online student

Annic Lavertu

Courses taken: FILM 260: Digital Media theory and trends

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I was just short of one class to finish my degree in Graphic Design, I completed it, to set an example for my kids.
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids

Holly Picard

Courses taken: HIST260

Take a moment to introduce yourself

I work for the Department of National Defence in Kingston and live in Kingston. I have 2 kids who attend Queen’s University currently. I am in the process of finishing my Bachelor of...
Brittany Lovelock

Brittany Lovelock

Courses taken: FILM 240, 260, FREN P16, P17, MUSC 171, PHAR 100, WRIT 125. SOC 122A and SOC 122N

How did you find the experience using technology to accesses classes?

I found accessing my courses online was very simple. It’s nice to be able to work through a course on my own time while working full-time.
David Laflamme

David Laflamme

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

Have you had any memorable experiences with us so far that you’d like to share?

I think the moment where I realized that the idea of having all the world's knowledge at my fingertips, just waiting to be explored in a way...
Queen's online student Mark on motorcycle

Mark Leonard Reaume

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

After finishing my undergraduate degree, I intend to complete a graduate degree, a masters degree and a doctorate.  I would also like to continue teaching at...
Tammy Flores - Queen's BA student online

Tammy Flores

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)
Courses taken: A Writing course, Devs 100 and Econ 112 so far.

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

Yes. I know a lot of more experienced people like myself that always wanted to work on or finish their degree, but because they live busy lives feel it's...
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare

Donovan Gopaul

Degree pursued: Religious Studies

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Be disciplined. Read everything you are required to read. Don't fall behind. If you have a day off, treat it like a work day—study for 8 hours.
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks

Erica Gough

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

I enjoyed my first experience very much, because I took a summer semester as my first semester and took a full course load I was told it would be too...
Queen's Online student James Hazlett

James Daniel Hazlett

Degree pursued: Interest student, Applying into Hon. BSci economics

What’s your favourite course since you’ve started taking online courses with us?

Few compare to physics in the nuclear age. Not a science course. No prerequisites on mathematical knowledge necessary. We explored the...

Mercedes Samuel

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

I find the online learning experience to be very similar to a course on campus, which I really enjoy. Online learning in my opinion is much better because you...

Brittnay Boomhower

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Try to get into a routine early on into the term. It is easy to get distracted during everyday life and forget to complete a task for your course. Most...